Big Brother stars Derek Xiao and Claire Rehfuss are dating!
The 24-year-old start-up founder and 25-year-old AI engineer both competed during the 2021 season that just wrapped up in September.
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“I think that we both really felt the chemistry once we got to jury house and could really connect with each other,” Claire told Us Weekly. “We would stay up late talking every single night and we just really developed a bond.”
Derek added, “I remember the first or second night that she was there, we stayed up all night just talking until 5:00 a.m. That happened every single night for the first, like, five days. That’s when I started really thinking like, ‘Wait a second, why didn’t this happen in the house? There’s such a strong connection and chemistry between us.’ I think that was the beginning of us thinking about what this could be.”
“Once you’re off camera, that’s when you really, really get to know who a person is and you can really be vulnerable and you can really be open and really talk about a lot of things from your life,” Claire added.
He said, “I feel like I know Claire better than I know a lot of my best friends.”
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